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Tumbulgum Tavern

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Riverside Dr | Tumbulgum, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6676 6202
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 20:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

On the way back from Murwillumbah and the amazing Parsons bus route I was famished and was advised by the driver that the Tumbulgum Tavern was a great place to eat a bit expensive by local standards BUT if one wants seafood FRESH and not the frozen crap IT is well worth it. The cool refreshing breezes coming of the... More 

Thank Brian A
Yarra Glen, Australia
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118 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is by far one of the best country pubs we have had lunch at. With views of the Tweed River, we found it very relaxing and enjoyable. We spent several hours having lunch and relaxing in the outside seating area. The meals are pub style and we both enjoyed our selections. We went on a Wednesday, and were surprised... More 

Thank Teresa N
Sydney, Australia
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215 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Lunch on a Tuesday was nice & quiet and not the rush of weekends. Great outlook on a sunny day by the river and little through traffic. You order at the kitchen and they buz you to collect when ready. We shared a calamari entrée and had flathead chips & salad as a main. Both delicious and very filling. Can... More 

Thank Europahol
Gold Coast
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177 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

You can't go past the tasty steaks at the Tumbulgum Tavern. It gets really busy on the weekends because of its reputation for great meals. They have a big beer garden with play equipment for the kids, which is ideal for families.

Thank MumTheOrganiser
Tumbulgum, Australia
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Weekdays in Tumbulgum are idyllic! Slow pace, peace and quiet. The tavern is a great place to go if you're after a pub lunch or dinner that tasty with generous portions. The weekends though are different altogether! Lots of bike riders (not bikies), who are largely quite respectful to the residents of the town, but there are the exceptions with... More 

Thank Eyeball09
Gold Coast, Australia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Food was great, family friendly, staff were friendly and service was quick. Relaxed atmosphere well worth a visit we will be back again

Thank sammylondon2016
Coolangatta, Australia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The hotel is in the greatest location & has so much history that maybe the real estate tag has it asking too much. I had the Guinness pie & it was the worst presentation for pastry that I have experienced. A lid of puffed pastry plopped on the top of a commercially brewed filling rather than a pie in a... More 

Thank Denis M
Gold Coast, Australia
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Tavern (pub) is in a great spot, on the Tweed river. The food is good but not extraordinary and the beer is cold. Good place for a family lunch and the staff are great. Not super cheap but not over expensive.

Thank r0bb040
Gold Coast, Australia
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Tumbulgum Tavern is ok. They had a good band on. Nothing amazing but a good place to stop off and have a beer

Thank Aussieheli
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The locals live this picturesque hotel on the river. Great lunch and dinner menu great for large groups including families with a large outdoor playground for children and a small gaming area. Indoor and outdoor seating

Thank Rachel B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside Dr | Tumbulgum, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Tweed Heads
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6676 6202

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?